Honor Girls Being Themselvesby You! Girls add so much to our world when they feel free to be themselves. In our next issue, Summer, we’re celebrating girls being beautiful as themselves. Nominate a girl or three, including yourself! Love, Luna At NMG our readers, their parents, and allies, honor girls age 8 - 14 for being true to themselves all year round. You can honor the unique beauty of each girl you care about. Girls can nominate friends and nominate themselves! Parents, coaches, guardians, and teachers can nominate girls they know individually. Nominations made in the form below before April 1, 2022 may appear in our Summer 2022 magazine. Get your nominations in soon! Some of the profiles you send in will appear in our Summer Being Ourselves issue! (Of course, we need permission from the nominee’s parent/guardian.) ALL the nominees will be honored on our website, also with parent/guardian permission. Use the form at to tell us about everything that makes her unique. We know you understand her and can describe her uniqueness beautifully. newmoongirls.com/girls-being-themselves-nomination Testing My Wings continued from page 15 ... I built six slightly different airplanes from two different types of paper: PLANE A: loose-leaf paper with the back edges of wings bent up. PLANE B: loose-leaf paper with the back edges of wings bent down. PLANE C loose-leaf paper with one back edge up, and the other down. PLANE D: copy paper with the back edges of wings bent up. PLANE E: copy paper with the back edges of wings bent down. PLANE F: copy paper with one back edge up, and the other down. I decided to fly my paper planes outside on a nice day so that they would have enough room to go high and far. With the help of my sisters, Ellen and Elizabeth, I launched the airplanes. I used two charts to record what they did. Chart one shows how planes flew when thrown hard, medium, or soft. Chart two shows how well the same plane landed, how far they flew, and the stunts they did. I used a scale from one (worst) to 10 ( best). Fun Fact! The 2 charts at top of this page are from the original 1997 mag in our archives.I discovered ways to control my airplanes by using their flaps. If you put one flap up and one flap down, the plane curves or spins around. If you put both flaps down, the plane tends to curve, also. The plane seems to fly better when both flaps are up, but it does fewer stunts. A disadvantage of flying paper airplanes outside is that they dive a lot when landing. I think it’s because the wind makes the airflow on the plane’s wings uneven, causing it to tumble or dive. Emily, OH, was 11, when she wrote this article in 1997. “Besides science, I enjoy reading and writing.” She won NMG’s science experiment contest. Today, Emily is a doctor and provides health care to girls and women as an obstetrician-gynecologist, She was thrilled when we got in touch to say that we were reprinting her experiment for another generation!.